Maurice Bejart's the Nutcracker: Bejart Ballet Lausanne
An inspired showman, Bejart attracted huge new audiences for dance with the productions he mounted in sports stadia, public squares and circus tents. He now works on a more intimate scale but his style is as vivid and direct in its appeal as ever. Punctuated by Bejart s narration of his life story, his magical staging of The Nutcracker is an enchanting and enchanted autobiography. Tchaikovsky's score is augmented with popular accordion music performed on-stage by the legendary Yvette Horner. The Bejart Ballet Lausanne were recorded performing the work at the Theatre du Chatelet.